For many years now, people of all ages have been looking for new ways to improve their eyesight. Eye exercises and eye yoga have grown in popularity by helping people live without having to wear contacts and glasses. Eye exercises first emerged in the 1920s and have regained popularity as of recent years. Eye experts assert that the only way to achieve perfect eyes is through surgery, but they also add that eye exercises do not pose a risk to eye health. If you’d like to learn more about eye exercises and eye yoga, keep reading below.
Eye exercises are commonly used to correct refractive errors, like nearsightedness and farsightedness. All of these issues stem from an altered/damaged eye anatomy that you were born with.
What Are The Causes Of Refractive Errors?
Farsightedness: When your eyeball is too short, it is much more difficult for you to focus on objects that are nearer because the light rays that enter your eye focuses behind the retina.
Nearsightedness: This occurs when your eyeball is too long, and the light rays focus before the retina.
Can Eye Exercises Help to Remedy Your Refractive Eye Problems?
The answer to that question is no. In order to correct refractive errors, the shape and the power of your eyes have to be altered. This is only possible with surgery.
Should I Try Eye Exercises Or Stay Away From Them?
Refractive errors, while usually hereditary, can be caused by environmental factors, such as strain due to reading or working on computers. If your refractive errors are hereditary, eye exercise won’t be able to help you very much; but if they are due to environmental factors, your eyes could benefit from eye exercises.
You should know that there is no conclusive evidence that shows that eye exercises can reduce or eliminate refractive errors or your need for glasses or contact lenses.
What Are Some Basic Eye Exercise Techniques?
Blinking is a reflex function, and there has not been any evidence found that proves that it helps improve your eyesight. However, practicing conscious blinking, especially when working on electric devices, can help maintain your eye health.
With this technique, you cover your eyes with your palms in order to relax your eyes and help the distribution of tears and lubrication.
Eye yoga, like eye exercises, has not been reported as an effective approach to improving and/or correcting eye errors.
Eye Yoga Techniques
1. Blinking and palming
2. Side to side eye movements with gradual inhaling and exhaling.